Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a cancer survivor, says he's comfortable playing amid the pandemic
CHICAGO — A slimmed-down Anthony Rizzo said there might be levels of trepidation as he and his Cubs teammates returned Friday to Wrigley Field for a three-week summer training session.But Rizzo, a cancer survivor, spoke confidently about his decision to play with the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc worldwide.“As far as my body and the immune system, everything is up to par, if not stronger than when I was 18,” said Rizzo, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008.Rizzo said his oncologist contacted him soon after the coronavirus shut down spring training March 12, and he stressed that...
Mark Bradley: Sports are moving toward playing. Is this good or bad?
Every pitcher has an ERA of 0.00. Every hitter is batting .000. Every team is in a 30-way tie for first place (also last) at 0-0.Depending on the sport, we’re seeing movement toward the resumption/commencement of play. We could know something about MLB by week’s end. The NBA and MLS are casting eyes at Disney World as a home base. Tom Brady played golf and split his britches. (Is it just me, or has TB’s brief time in Tampa Bay been the height of goofiness?)To borrow from Churchill, the Brit equivalent of Yogi Berra when it comes to catch-all quotes: “This is not the end; it is not even the beg...
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TCU's Jamie Dixon reflects on playing, coaching against Eddie Sutton, who has died at 84
Jamie Dixon remembers approaching Eddie Sutton inside a gift shop at the Final Four as an aspiring young basketball coach in the early 1990s.As a player at TCU, Dixon had faced Sutton’s Arkansas teams in Southwest Conference matchups as a freshman and sophomore in the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons. TCU just won one of those four games, a 72-66 overtime victory in the ‘84-85 season in Fort Worth. Dixon finished by going 5 of 6 from the free throw line, including a couple pivotal ones late in the game.Dixon joked that Sutton “acted like he remembered me” as he introduced himself at the Final Four,...
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